Author(s): Jane Rogers
Jessie Lamb is an ordinary girl living in extraordinary times: As her world collapses, her idealism and courage drive her towards the ultimate act of heroism. If the human race is to survive, it's up to her.
Set just a month or two in the future, in a world irreparably altered by an act of biological terrorism, The Testament of Jessie Lamb explores a young woman's determination to make her life count for something, as the certainties of her childhood are ripped apart.
Jane Rogers has written eight novels including Her Living Image (Somerset Maugham Award), Mr Wroe's Virgins (Guardian Fiction prize shortlisted), Promised Lands (Writers Guild Best Novel Award), Island (Orange long-listed) and The Voyage Home. She has written drama for radio and TV, including an award-winning adaptation of Mr Wroe's Virgins, directed by Danny Boyle.